Monthly Archives: September 2013

Parents ‘too guilty to go private’

An elite private schools leader says parents are made to feel it is morally unacceptable to pay for an education.
BBC News – Education & Family

End faith school battle urges bishop

Expansion of faith schools blocked because they are being used as “battleground” for bigger arguments over role of religion, says senior bishop.
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UK A&Es seeing ‘drunk children’

Nearly 300 children aged 11 or under were admitted to A&E units across the UK last year after drinking too much, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation has found.
BBC News – Education & Family

‘Teachers may like performance pay’

Teachers could be won over to performance related pay but need reassurance about its fairness and efficiency, claims a right-leaning think tank.
BBC News – Education & Family

Gove acts to block early GCSE entry

Education secretary Michael Gove is to change school leagues tables in England to stop them “gaming the league table system” by encouraging pupils to take GCSEs early.
BBC News – Education & Family

Insider claims top academy ‘inflated grades’

A flagship academy is facing allegations that teachers inflated their pupils’ GCSE coursework marks in this summer’s English exams.


    








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Out of 91 UK universities, Durham students have the best quality of life

Students at Durham have the best quality of life, after the university came out on top in a survey of 91 UK universities, according to a report published today.


    








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Social skills ‘key to start school’

Childcare workers call for more play in the early years after a survey suggests academic skills are less important than social skills for school readiness.
BBC News – Education & Family

Speed patrol pulls over school bus

A school bus carrying pupils is the first vehicle stopped by police patrolling a new speed limit outside a primary school.
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Library visits drop as cuts bite

The number of people visiting public libraries in the UK has dropped by a quarter in the past eight years, according to a government survey.
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